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Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - Module 1

CP450 Face to face course

This course is designed to give you confidence in teaching the key stage 1 computing curriculum, including foundational knowledge of computer science; the applications of information technology and the implications for digital literacy in the modern world.

Key stage 1
Face to face course 5 days

  • Remote delivered CPD 1 June 11:00—10 June 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 June 14:00—9 June 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 June 09:00—11 June 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 3 June 15:00—12 June 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 8 June 14:00—16 June 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 June 09:00—3 July 2020
  • 24 June 14:00—3 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 June 11:00—8 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 29 June 14:00—7 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 July 09:00—9 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 1 July 15:00—10 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 6 July 14:00—14 July 2020
  • Remote delivered CPD 22 July 09:00—31 July 2020
  • 22 July 14:00—31 July 2020

Overview

Computing is a rich and relevant subject. It includes the foundational knowledge of computer science; the applications of information technology and the implications for digital literacy in the modern world.

This CPD, the first of two modules, aims to give you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 computing curriculum.

By unpicking the curriculum you’ll gain a clear vision of the expectations for this key stage. You will develop your knowledge of computers in all their forms, as well as the benefits and the risks associated with connecting them across the internet. You'll also discover easy-to-implement and age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.  

Book now and you will be automatically registered for the scheduled sessions for the course. Remote CPD courses have live, facilitator-led sessions and are not available for instant access. Please refer to the schedule of dates publised for each course instance.

Who is it for?

Primary computing coordinators looking to develop their own teaching and that of their colleagues. Any primary teacher or senior leader interested in teaching computing.

Prior knowledge

If you are completely new to the computing curriculum you may benefit from our ‘introduction to primary computing’ course.

What does it cost?

This course is fully funded for participants from maintained schools in England. If you are from an independent school or from an organisation outside England, then the course fee is £220.

Course sessions

  • 01 | What is computing? You will understand the aims of the key stage 1 computing National Curriculum. You’ll consider the range of modern computing devices and the terminology that applies to the subject. You’ll also explore some effective teaching approaches.
  • 02 | Progression planning. Consider a range of approaches to sequencing computing lessons to support progression.
  • 03 | Programming and algorithms. You’ll be introduced to computational thinking, and key underpinning ideas including logic, pattern recognition, and problem solving with algorithms. You’ll develop knowledge of unplugged computing teaching away from a computer, and using programmable toys that make programming fun.
  • 04 | Understanding data. In this unit you’ll consider data; how it can be collected and processed, and its meaning communicated through pictograms and charts You’ll also put learning of into context in a range of computing applications and careers.
  • 05 | Handling and structuring data. You’ll consider the steps in collecting and handling data that children take in projects. You’ll also learn about structured data using a simple branching database.

How will you learn?

  • Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner.
  • Flexible facilitator-supported, participant-led sessions, involving deep exploration of the subject content.

How long is the course?

This course is approximately 5 ½ hours duration, split across several days.  

Learning outcomes

You will develop your subject knowledge and teaching approaches to help children:

  • understand how computers work, their constituent parts and the instructions they follow
  • recognise the many types of computer system in the world around them, making purposeful and safe use of them
  • learn through projects and lessons where they collect and share data through surveys and investigations

Recommended next steps

  • Teaching and leading KS1 computing - module 2
  • Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

This course is part of the Teach primary computing certificate.

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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